Alberto Giacometti

Swiss, 1901–1966

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Alberto Giacometti is best known for his elongated, withered representations of the human form, including his 1960 sculpture Walking Man I, which in 2010 broke the record for a work of art at auction at $104.3 million. After experimenting with Cubism

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$141.3m, Christie's, 2015
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Intérieur chez Tériade
Sold on Jul 1, 2021
£9,375
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Work on Paper
lithographic pencil on paper
30.48 x 41.91 cm
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£9,375
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) lithographic pencil on paper 16 ½ x 12 ½ in. (41.8 x 31.7 cm.) Drawn in 1959-1965
Intérieur chez Tériade
lithographic pencil on paper
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
£9,375
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Work on Paper
30.48 x 41.91 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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£9,375
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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) lithographic pencil on paper 16 ½ x 12 ½ in. (41.8 x 31.7 cm.) Drawn in 1959-1965
Buste d'homme (Lotar II), 1964
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
€3,260,000
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Sculpture
bronze with brown and green patina
36.5 x 58.0 x 25.4 cm
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€3,260,000
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) signé, numéroté et avec la marque du fondeur '7/8 Alberto Giacometti Susse Fondeur Paris' (au dos); avec le cachet du fondeur en relief 'SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS CIRE PERDUE' (à l'intérieur) bronze à patine brun vert 58 x 36.5 x 25.4 cm. Conçu en 1964-65; cette épreuve fondue en 1973 dans une édition de 10 exemplaires plus 2 signed, numbered and with the foundry mark '7/8 Alberto Giacometti Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the back); with the raised foundry stamp 'SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS CIRE PERDUE' (inside) bronze with brown and green patina 22 7/8 x 14 ¼ x 10 in. Conceived in 1964-65; this bronze cast in 1973 in an edition of 10 plus 2
Buste d'homme (Lotar II), 1964
bronze with brown and green patina
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
€3,260,000
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Sculpture
36.5 x 58.0 x 25.4 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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€3,260,000
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Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) signé, numéroté et avec la marque du fondeur '7/8 Alberto Giacometti Susse Fondeur Paris' (au dos); avec le cachet du fondeur en relief 'SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS CIRE PERDUE' (à l'intérieur) bronze à patine brun vert 58 x 36.5 x 25.4 cm. Conçu en 1964-65; cette épreuve fondue en 1973 dans une édition de 10 exemplaires plus 2 signed, numbered and with the foundry mark '7/8 Alberto Giacometti Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the back); with the raised foundry stamp 'SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS CIRE PERDUE' (inside) bronze with brown and green patina 22 7/8 x 14 ¼ x 10 in. Conceived in 1964-65; this bronze cast in 1973 in an edition of 10 plus 2
Homme qui chavire, 1950
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£13,703,000
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bronze with dark brown patina
59.37 cm
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£13,703,000
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) signed, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark ‘A. Giacometti 6/6 Alexis. Rudier Fondeur. Paris’ (on the base) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 23 3/8 in. (59.5 cm.) Conceived in 1950; this example, cast by Alexis Rudier in 1951, is one of six recorded casts
Homme qui chavire, 1950
bronze with dark brown patina
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
£13,703,000
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Sculpture
59.37 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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£13,703,000
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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) signed, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark ‘A. Giacometti 6/6 Alexis. Rudier Fondeur. Paris’ (on the base) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 23 3/8 in. (59.5 cm.) Conceived in 1950; this example, cast by Alexis Rudier in 1951, is one of six recorded casts
Tête au long cou, 1949
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£1,702,500
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bronze with dark brown patina, cast in bronze by Susse Fondeur in an edition of six
26.04 cm
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£1,702,500
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) signed, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'Alberto Giacometti 2/6 Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the base) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 10 ¼ in. (26.1 cm.) Conceived circa 1949, cast in bronze by Susse Fondeur in an edition of six; this example cast in 1965
Tête au long cou, 1949
bronze with dark brown patina, cast in bronze by Susse Fondeur in an edition of six
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
£1,702,500
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26.04 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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£1,702,500
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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) signed, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'Alberto Giacometti 2/6 Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the base) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 10 ¼ in. (26.1 cm.) Conceived circa 1949, cast in bronze by Susse Fondeur in an edition of six; this example cast in 1965
Olivier Larronde allongé, 1958
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Work on Paper
pencil on paper
22.8 x 28.3 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
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1958 pencil on paper 28.3 x 22.8 cm. 11 1/8 x 9 in.
Olivier Larronde allongé, 1958
pencil on paper
Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
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22.8 x 28.3 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
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1958 pencil on paper 28.3 x 22.8 cm. 11 1/8 x 9 in.
La Tour Saint-Jacques et la Colonne du Châtelet vus depuis Le Café À l'Angle du Quai de la Mégisserie, 1961
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lithographic pencil on transfer paper
31.7 x 41.6 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
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1961 lithographic pencil on transfer paper 41.6 x 31.7 cm. 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.
La Tour Saint-Jacques et la Colonne du Châtelet vus depuis Le Café À l'Angle du Quai de la Mégisserie, 1961
lithographic pencil on transfer paper
Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
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31.7 x 41.6 cm
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1961 lithographic pencil on transfer paper 41.6 x 31.7 cm. 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.
Le Select vu de La Coupole, 1959
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£7,650
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lithographic pencil on transfer paper
31.7 x 41.6 cm
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£7,650
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Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
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Le Select vu de La Coupole, 1959-1965 lithographic pencil on transfer paper 41.6 x 31.7 cm. 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.
Le Select vu de La Coupole, 1959
lithographic pencil on transfer paper
Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
£7,650
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31.7 x 41.6 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
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£7,650
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Le Select vu de La Coupole, 1959-1965 lithographic pencil on transfer paper 41.6 x 31.7 cm. 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.
Palm tree at Tériade at Villa Natacha, 1951
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Work on Paper
Pencil on paper
25.2 x 32.7 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
Artcurial
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Pencil on paper Signed and dated lower right "Alberto Giacometti / 1951" H: 32.70 W: 25.20cm A certificate from the Giacometti Committee will be given to the purchaser. Pencil on paper; signed and dated lower right
Palm tree at Tériade at Villa Natacha, 1951
Pencil on paper
Jun 29, 2021
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25.2 x 32.7 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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Pencil on paper Signed and dated lower right "Alberto Giacometti / 1951" H: 32.70 W: 25.20cm A certificate from the Giacometti Committee will be given to the purchaser. Pencil on paper; signed and dated lower right
Lamp model "candlestick", 1937
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Bronze with golden patina
33.5 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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Bronze with golden patina Inscription of the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation on the "AG 14" foot h: 33.50 cm A certificate from the Giacometti Committee will be given to the purchaser. Bronze table lamp with golden patina; inscription of the Fondation Alberto and Annette Giacometti on the base.
Lamp model "candlestick", 1937
Bronze with golden patina
Jun 29, 2021
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33.5 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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Bronze with golden patina Inscription of the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation on the "AG 14" foot h: 33.50 cm A certificate from the Giacometti Committee will be given to the purchaser. Bronze table lamp with golden patina; inscription of the Fondation Alberto and Annette Giacometti on the base.
Lamp model "torch", small model, 1934
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Plaster, Plaster table lamp
45.1 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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Plaster Inscription of the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation under the foot "AG 02" h: 45.10 cm A certificate from the Giacometti Committee will be given to the purchaser. This model was also called by Annette Giacometti "Tériade lamp". Tériade owned two copies and had one installed on his desk in rue Férou, as several drawings by Alberto GIacometti show. Plaster table lamp; inscription of the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation under the base
Lamp model "torch", small model, 1934
Plaster, Plaster table lamp
Jun 29, 2021
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45.1 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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Plaster Inscription of the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation under the foot "AG 02" h: 45.10 cm A certificate from the Giacometti Committee will be given to the purchaser. This model was also called by Annette Giacometti "Tériade lamp". Tériade owned two copies and had one installed on his desk in rue Férou, as several drawings by Alberto GIacometti show. Plaster table lamp; inscription of the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation under the base